With just 8 weeks to go before the metal brethren thunder through the gates of Catton Park, BLOODSTOCK is excited to reveal some of the hotly-tipped talent who’ll be ripping up the Jagermeister stage this year. So on festival weekend, why not grab a cold one and investigate some fresh talent that could become your new favourite band?
Friday brings fuzzed-up Brummie rock duo, THIS SUMMIT FEVER, whose heavy riffage is showcased on ‘Messiah’, taken from their ‘Distraction Rituals’ EP. Belfast’s high energy rock squad WILD HEAT, will also be bringing their ‘Hustle’ to Catton Park, plus expect to see Birmingham’s sludgy death metal trio, DEATHFIEND, whose brand new video for ‘Beyond Life’ is giving us life! Also joining Friday’s line up are Newcastle trio DUNES. Check out their desert-soaked sound via the video for ‘Heart of the Sun’. Wrapping up proceedings with a headline slot on Friday’s Jager stage are Aussie thrash brutes, HIDDEN INTENT. The three-piece have established a solid following around the globe, with influences taken from the classic Bay Area and Teutonic thrash movements. Check out their riff-tastic video for ‘Breaking Point’.
Opening up the Jager Stage on Saturday are DAYBREAKER, who hail from the North West of England. Check out their chunky, driving riffage via the track, ‘M.O.A.B’. Also appearing on Saturday are Cumbrian old school death metal squad, REPULSIVE VISION. The four piece have become mainstays of the extreme metal circuit across the US and EU, so check out what the fuss is all about via the video for ‘Other Than Divine’, taken from their second album, ‘Necrovictology’. Expect to also see Kent heavy rockers PRYMA, bring their sticky tunes like ‘Freaky Fright Night’, driven by singer Gabrielle’s powerful vocals to the Jager stage. Grunge/alt trio, MUDDIBROOKE may be a familiar name, having picked up radio airplay on Kerrang!, Planet Rock and BBC and support slots with Nick Oliveri and Reef. Check out their statement take on ‘You Don’t Own Me’. And headlining the Jager stage on Saturday evening are Yorkshire metalcore squad, WATERLINES, who’ll undoubtedly be starting a massive pit with their single, ‘KÖNIG’.
Sunday’s proceedings kick off with Nottingham’s THOSE ONCE LOYAL, who’ve been described as the bastard child of Killswitch Engage and Hatebreed! Decide for yourself by checking out their single, ‘Relentless Cycle’. South London power trio DEAD AIR also join the fray, bringing their multi-influenced sound to Catton Park. Watch their video for ‘Teeth Grinder’, a track taken from their 2022 debut EP, ‘City Sins’. BLOODSTOCK’s power metal fans will be pleased to see SKIES TURN BLACK play on Sunday, showcasing their impressive musicianship on tracks like ‘This Too Shall Pass’, taken from their ‘No Place Like Home’ debut album. Also appearing are PAST THE FALL, whose modern metal demonstrates elements of prog flair and refined classicism. Check out their official video for ‘Beholden’. Closing out the stage on Sunday will be Scottish riff beasts, IRON ALTAR. The band have just completed work on their second album, ‘Promethean’, which is set for release soon. In the interim, get up to speed via their video for 2020’s single, ‘Cruor’.
BLOODSTOCK is also excited to announce a very special collaboration with Black Feather Design on an exclusive capsule collection of solid 925 sterling silver jewellery. You can take your pick between both small and large statement versions of BLOODSTOCK’s iconic S’tan mascot, hewn in silver and tailored to your finger of choice, or alternatively plump for the more understated, yet equally epic, BOA shield signet design. There’s also two choices of earring; S’tan studs or S’tan Drops (11mm sleeper hoops). The three rings and two earring designs will be available to pre-order for two weeks from today (Thursday 15th June until 30th June 2023), or as soon as the 200 pieces of each design have sold out (whichever comes first). Your pre-orders will ship to you in time for this year’s festival. For more information and to pre-order your own piece of unique heavy metal, click here.
Are you ready to dive head-first into four days of heavy metal fun? Snap up your standard weekend tickets including camping right now in the ticket store, for the bargain price of just £165 (+ fees). Don’t hang about, limited numbers remain. Why not make it a whole family affair, with child tickets also available! Mini-moshers under age 4 can come for free. If you can’t make the whole shebang but don’t want to miss out entirely, limited day tickets are also available, priced £75 (+ fees) for adults and £45 (+ fees) for kids. See all options in the ticket store and get excited with the latest trailer here!
If you’re planning your travel to Catton Park and don’t want to drive or get the train, Big Green Coach will drop you & your gear right inside the festival gates for even more minimal walking, from all around the UK. Get more info at BIG GREEN COACH. For more travel info and options, look under the info section on BLOODSTOCK’s official website here.
BLOODSTOCK’s 2023 Ronnie James Dio main stage headliners are KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, MESHUGGAH, and MEGADETH. Also appearing are HELLOWEEN, IN FLAMES, TRIPTYKON (PERFORMING CELTIC FROST), BIOHAZARD, EMPLOYED TO SERVE, ROYAL REPUBLIC, SACRED REICH, HEAVEN SHALL BURN, SEPULTURA, ABBATH, FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY, CROWBAR, CANDLEMASS, BOSSK, TRIBULATION, SEETHING AKIRA, UGLY KID JOE, DECAPITATED, GATECREEPER, ZEAL & ARDOR, KING 810, URNE, ALL HAIL THE YETI, DEAD LABEL, CHURCH OF THE COSMIC SKULL, BROTHERS OF METAL, GUTALAX, UUHAI, INVISIONS, COBRA THE IMPALER, TROLLFEST, SKYND, WARKINGS, FROZEN SOUL, THE VIOLENT INZIDENT, TRIBE OF GHOSTS, DAKESIS, THE ENIGMA DIVISION, THE GREY, EYES, TUSKAR, STENGAH, OVERTHRONE, TORTURED DEMON, CASKET FEEDER, PEST CONTROL, GAEREA, BLOODYARD, WOLFBASTARD, SKIN FAILURE, WITCHSORROW, WYTCH HAZEL, HATE, BLACK COAST, STRIKER, ZETRA and more. Stay tuned for more announcements to come!
Get full festival information at bloodstock.uk.com.
BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 10th-13th August 2023.